Fondant Wedding Cake, Help!!!

Decorating By Richie5162 Updated 10 May 2011 , 6:55am by LateBloomer

Richie5162 Posted 8 May 2011 , 1:42pm
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Ive made a couple basic stacked wedding cakes before but this time they want a four tier fondant covered cake. The decoration is simple with some ribbon and fresh roses but I have never done fondant...Yikes! Ive been dying to try but a little intimidated. I want to make my own fondant so I tried a delicious MMF recipe on here and it turned out great. Is there a way to keep this from getting firm? Or should I use a different kind of fondant for this project? They said they love the look of fondant but they dont like it hard. Also, they dont like sweet icing and I know buttercream is best for crumb coat but is there something else I can use? Thanks for your help!! [/b]

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LateBloomer Posted 8 May 2011 , 2:51pm
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Fondant does not get hard. I think they are thinking of royal icing which gets very hard. If you are OK with your recipe, stick with it and good luck. Use ganach instead of BC.

Richie5162 Posted 8 May 2011 , 3:26pm
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Originally Posted by LateBloomer

Fondant does not get hard. I think they are thinking of royal icing which gets very hard. If you are OK with your recipe, stick with it and good luck. Use ganach instead of BC.





Maybe that is what they are thinking of but I made some fondant decorations with this recipe and they did get hard. Is there a better recipe you would suggest?

LateBloomer Posted 10 May 2011 , 6:06am
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Fondant decorations get hard because they are thinly rolled out and usually have a gum powder like CMC. If you roll out your fondant to just under 1cm and do it a few days before the occasion it will firm up but not get rock hard. You will still be able to cut through it.

LateBloomer Posted 10 May 2011 , 6:55am
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Go to You tube, you will find many helpful ideas. I especially like Elain Mc Gregor.

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